my favorite makeup brushes


I've become somewhat of a makeup brush hoarder over the past year or so. I'm not sure when my obsession started, but I loved playing with different brushes when putting on makeup. I've researched cult favorites and stumbled upon brushes myself and am ready to share my four favorite brushes with you. 

Concealer brush: I've been hunting for the perfect concealer brush for sometime. After trying a few duds, I heard about the Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57 brush from Amanda and decided to give it a try. Your under-eye area is very sensitive so it's important to have a gentle brush when applying concealer. This brush is great because it's gentle enough not to irritate your skin while still buffing your concealer into those dark circles.  

Eyeliner brush: The first makeup brush that I ever bought was the Mac Small Angle Brush. I bought this brush when I was 18 and have only replaced it once, for sanity reasons. I use it to apply powder eyeliner or to soften up my pencil eyeliner and it still works just as well as the day that I bought it. 

Blush brush: The Real Techniques Stippling Brush is the newest brush to my collection. I've used different brushes throughout the year for blush, and my criteria for a good blush brush are: 

  1. It doesn't suck up too much of the product
  2. It dispenses pigment nicely
  3. The bristles don't fall off and stick to your face.

Sounds pretty simple, right? You'd be surprised with how many brushes (high and low end) fail at one of these aspects. I've only used the Stippling Brush for a month and I'm already obsessed. It's particularly great at applying cream blushes like, the L'Oreal blur blush. 

Foundation brush: The cult favorite, Real Techniques Buffing Brush, which is a part of their core collection set, is my go-to. I've tried Bobbi Brown and Mac foundation brushes and this continues to be my favorite. I use this brush to apply my liquid foundation, bb cream and to "buff" and blend everything in. It's truly a great brush at an unbeatable price point. 

Do you have any favorite brushes? Send them my way! I'd also like to hear if you have any favorite brush cleaners.